Distant shore

IMG_4843.CR2: 30D, EF 70-200mm 1:4L IS @ 200mm, 13s, f/8, 100 ISO

IMG_4843.CR2: 30D, EF 70-200mm 1:4L IS @ 200mm, 13s, f/8, 100 ISO

While it does look like an image Mariner 11 might’ve sent back from Saturn’s neighbourhood, this is actually a ridge of ploughed snow, shaped and packed by the wind. It sits along the edge of the top of my building’s parking garage. Since it’s nearly­ –20ºC out there, I certainly dressed for the cold. I must’ve looked ridiculous so bundled up on my own balcony!

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  1. Jennifer
    Posted February 17, 2008 at 15:48 | Permalink

    Man, that’s beautiful. Color just wouldn’t have done it justice.

  2. Posted February 17, 2008 at 17:46 | Permalink

    Thank you for your kind words, Jennifer. But you’re mistaken, because the image is in colour! I corrected the orange cast from the sodium-vapour lighting in the parking lot, and do agree what it looks almost entirely monochromatic, but you can see a purple tinge in the upper right. I’d considered converting it to black and white but didn’t bother. I find that the small amount of colour left in photos like this makes them look less flat, somehow.

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